Subset Festival ⊆ – New Music Festival

Ben Frost feat Greg Kubacki & Tarik Barri
In co-production with the Athens Conservatoire

Curated by Stavros Gasparatos

Ben Frost is a musician and composer whose renowned work traverses minimal, experimental, industrial, and noise. Frost has continuously pushed the sonic limits in his live performances, studio albums, and prolific soundtrack work. After working with lauded artists such as Björk, Tim Hecker, Colin Stetson, and Swans, Frost brings to the Subset Festival a new collaboration with Greg Kubacki –guitarist of mathcore band Car Bomb– and Dutch audiovisual artist Tarik Barri.

Together, Frost and Kubacki made Scope Neglect (2023), an album where Frost’s reliable mastery of texture and tone is offset in moments by the visceral power chords of Kubacki’s guitar. Sometimes brashly metal and sometimes wistfully ambient, Scope Neglect is always trailblazing somewhere unexpected, grounded by the sonic fortitude of its collaborators. They promise to bring an all-encompassing wall of sound to audiences at the Subset Festival, accompanied by Barri’s awe-inspiring visuals.


The Subset Festival, the multifaceted music platform launched last year, held by the Athens Epidaurus Festival in co-production with the Athens Conservatoire, returns refreshed but always with a focus on the dialogue between contemporary music and new media.

Named after a mathematical term (subset ⊆), the Subset Festival together diverse versions of contemporary musical creation, incorporating a wide variety of artistic trends.

From 10 to 14 June, the renovated Conservatoire venues will host musical ensembles and soloists, established and up-and-coming alike, both from Greece and around the world, visual and sound installations and performances, as well as open call workshops.